Biocompatibility

Ongoing biocompatibility study for bioresorbable glass fiber composites long term effects:

Rabbit study with 26 weeks results; injection molded and continuous glass fiber pin with standard negative control article (HD-PE).

4 weeks micro-CT:  cortex already closing.

13 weeks micro-CT:  bone growing around the implants

No difference in histology between the test articles and negative control.

Ongoing biocompatibility study for bioresorbable glass fiber composites long term effects:

Dog study with 52 weeks results; continuous glass fiber pin with reference pin without glass fibers.

Glass fiber composite at 6 weeks (A) and 12 weeks (B): Osseointegration and no fibrous capsule from 12 weeks ->

NB: new bone ; FM: fibrous tissue ; Os: Osseointegration

Significantly improved bone growth around GF composite.